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Hemant Kumar

105204 Plays on Hummaa, 8 different languages
1020 Tracks on Hummaa

Hemant Kumar’s biography

Hemanta Mukherjee was born on the 16th of June 1920 in Varanasi. From an early age he had developed an everlasting bond with music. In his autobiography "Ananda-dhara" he mentions " I would always be on the lookout for a chance to sing . Be it a religious festival or just a family gathering I would enjoy singing any new song that I had picked up".  His talent was soon recognized and Hemanta Mukherjee sang his first song on the AIR in 1933 at the age of 13. Six years later he cut his first gramophone disc for HMV. Recognition soon followed in the elite music circle of India. In 1940 he sang his first Hindi geet 'Kitna dukh bhulaya tumne'. But commercial success was yet to come. In his own words "I would wait at soirees for organizers to call on me, but singers of the stature of Pankaj Mullick and K.L. Saigal would arrive and I would have to remain content listening to them."

But a true genius never goes unrecognized. In 1948, a firebrand lyricist and music composer - Salil Chowdhury teamed up with him and gave birth to a completely new form of music - Kavya-geeti (ballad but not necessarily romantic) . It was immediately a smash hit. To this day the song - 'Ga.Nyer Bodhu'remains the symbol of the once properous rural Bengal. Soon Hemanta received offers from the Bombay film Industry. And after that there was no looking back.

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Top tracks of Hemant Kumar
 Hamne Dekhi Hai Un Ankhon Ki from Album Khamoshi (Hindi)11205
 Chanchal Mon Anmona Hoy from Album Adwitiya (Bengali)7062
 Tum Pukar Lo Tumhara Intezar Hai from Album Khamoshi (Hindi)5560
 Beqarar Karke Hamen Yun Na Jaiye from Album Bees Saal Baad (Hindi)5521
 Woh Sham Kuchh Ajeeb Thi from Album Khamoshi (Hindi)5196
 Yaad Kiya Dil Ne from Album Patita (Hindi)5127
 Chhupa Lo Yun Dil Men from Album Mamta (Hindi)3924
 Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha Kuchh Bhi Nahin from Album Anupama (Hindi)3802
 Piya Aiso Jiya Men Samaya Gayo from Album Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Hindi)3652
 Tumi Rabe Nirabe from Album Kuheli (Bengali)3240
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Q H Zaman on Hemant Kumar:
23 Jan,2013 at 09:06 PM
He is above all comments
Subhash Kumar Basu on Hemant Kumar:
19 Feb,2011 at 02:38 AM
A Legend Singer of Bengal. Hemanta da singinging make everyone nostalgic,specially voice. I remember when a customer came to puchase new release during puja That " Jadi Hemanta Mukherjee Gala gali diyeeo gaan geye thake tabuo ami sai record tai kinbo" This is the love & passion towards Hemanta.
Samir Bhaduri on Hemant Kumar:
27 Sep,2010 at 03:14 AM
NOTHING TO COMMENT ABOUT SUCH TYPE OF SINGER
Samir Bhaduri on Hemant Kumar:
22 Sep,2010 at 01:28 AM
YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH US. NEVER FORGET.

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